|Product Dimensions||8 x 5 x 7.05 inches; 9.4 Ounces|
|Item Weight||9.4 ounces|
|Item model number||MRJC2LL/A|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
|Date First Available||October 15, 2019|
Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones - Apple H1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, Active Noise Cancelling, Transparency, 22 Hours Of Listening Time - Red
|Model Name||Beats Solo Pro|
|Headphones Form Factor||On Ear|
About this item
- High-performance wireless noise cancelling headphones in red
- Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) blocks external noise
- Transparency helps you stay aware of your surroundings while listening
- Features the Apple H1 Headphone Chip and Class 1 Bluetooth for extended range and fewer dropouts
- Compatible with iOS and Android
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|Price||From: $299.95||From: $119.00||From: -||From: $169.95|
|Battery Life||Up to 22 hours of listening time. Up to 40 hours without Noise Cancelling or Transparency||Up to 40 hours||N/A||Up to 9 hours (24 hours with charging case)|
|Fast Fuel Charging||N/A|
|Bluetooth® Wireless Connectivity*||N/A|
|Apple Audio Chip||Apple H1 Chip||Apple W1 Chip||N/A||Apple H1 Chip|
|Built-in mic and controls|
Frequently Asked Questions
Can they be used as a gaming headset?
Solo Pro can be used for mobile gaming in standard Bluetooth mode. A separate Lightning - 3.5mm cable is required to enable wired mode for optimal performance with minimal latency.
Is there an input for connecting to a non-bluetooth device?
The Lightning charge connector can be used to connect a standard, non-Bluetooth audio source. A separate Lightning - 3.5mm cable is required.
Do they go on or over the ear?
Solo Pro features an on-ear design.
How do you charge them?
Charge your Solo Pro by plugging the included Lightning cable into the port on the bottom of the right ear cup.
How do you turn them on and off?
Solo Pro will power on by unfolding the headband, and power off when folded.
Can you control your music?
Solo Pro features onboard controls built into the right ear cup. Use the ‘b’ button to control playback – one press to play or pause, two presses to skip forward, or three presses to skip backward. Using the volume rocker above and below the ‘b’ button to adjust the volume up or down.
How long does the battery last?
Solo Pro can provide up to 22 hours of playback with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) enabled, or up to 40 hours with ANC disabled.
Do they have a microphone?
Solo Pro features dual beam-forming microphones and a speech-detecting accelerometer for excellent voice clarity.
How do I pair with my iPhone?
Solo Pro is ready to pair right out of the box. For iOS devices, simply unfold the headband, then hold near your unlocked device and follow the onscreen instructions. The latest version of iOS is required.
How do I pair with my Android device?
For Android devices, visit the Google Play store and download the Beats app for easy one-touch pairing. You can also use the Bluetooth menu in your device.
How do I pair with additional Bluetooth devices?
To put Solo Pro into pairing mode, hold the mode button on the left control module for 3 seconds until the LED begins to blink. Then select Solo Pro in the Bluetooth menu on your device.
How do I activate Siri or other voice assistants?
Hold down the ‘b’ button on the right ear cup to activate Siri or the default voice assistant on your device. For iOS devices, you can also simply say “Hey Siri”.
Top reviews from the United States
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Concerning the fit ... these are surprisingly much tighter on my head than the Solo 3's, and I could see this being a total dealbreaker for some people. It took me a couple days to get used to it, and now I don't mind as much as I initially did. I'm not sure if it loosened up, but I don't think so -- I just think I adjusted. But, there is no question that for comfort, I would rather listen to my sony 1000XM3's for a very long period (1 hr+). For shorter listening, I really like these. The clamping force helps with the noise-cancelling, but it's also very very noticeable, even when I extend these out to their max-level of extension. Note that I have a larger size head, and wear glasses.
Probably my favorite little feature: Because these automatically power on when opened, and power off when closed, you never have to fuss with a power button like you do on other headphones. When I go for runs, I just grab these, put them on my head, and start up music on my Apple Watch, and it quickly connects automatically and starts playing. It will quickly join any other Apple device you want, as long as it's on the same account. With the latest iOS, you don’t even need to go to the device menu — these headphones [like airpods] will auto-connect as soon as you start using another device. For instance, if I’m on my iPad listening to the solo pros, then close my iPad and go to my iPhone, the beats solo pros transition seamlessly to the iPhone. When I'm done, I fold them and put them down. This is more convenient than my XM3's, which only remember one device for Bluetooth.
Some other nice Apple-specific benefits: When these are on, the headphones will automatically read out any texts ou get, allowing you to reply by voice without having to take out your phone. And, you can ask Siri to turn on or off noise canceling and transparency mode by voice, without messing with setttings.
The sound quality is similar to the Solo 3's, but the bass, for lack of a better word, feels 'tighter.' It's still punchier than the bass in my Sony 1000xm3's, but it feels less like the low rumble of the Solo 3's. Instead, the bass in the Solo pros feels more like one component of the song. For shorter listening periods, I prefer the Solo Pros to both the Solo3's and my Sony 1000xm3's.
The Solo pro's can get very, very loud without distorting the low end at all. The Solo 3's are not terrible by comparison, especially for workouts, but the bass feels less precise and the soundstage more limited. Given a choice between the Solo 3's and the Pros, I would pick the Pros every time -- BUT, when I use the Solo 3's, I still think they sound pretty good.
One huge plus: The Solo pro's have sweat resistance -- woohoo! I can take these running. For many reasons, I would not take the XM3's running.
These look incredible and have a far better, sturdier feel than the Solo 3's. As mentioned, a major advantage of these headphones for Apple users is that, like the Solo 3's, Airpods, Powerbeats, etc, these will pair with your apple account and are instantly accessible from any apple device tied to that account.
I do love the passthrough mode, which uses the microphones to pipe sound into your headphones for when you need to hear ambient sounds. It's surprisingly significantly better than the one on the Sony 1000mx3's I have, and I think the noise cancelling is roughly similar. Really, the passthrough mode here (which you activate with a single press on the underside button) is almost crazy good -- doesn't feel like you're listening to microphones at all.
The noise cancellation, with or without music playing, is also solid. With sound playing, like the XM3's, you won't hear much. It seems not quite on par with my Sony's XM3, but it's just very hard to be more specific than that. Jims' Review Room and Sound guys have a more comprehensive analysis that comes to a similar conclusion, but they do great, especially for canceling the low end.
A double press on the solo pro's underside button will disable both passthrough mode and noise cancelling, doubling battery life to 40 hours. In this mode, outside sounds are partially muffled by the headphones' seal on your ears.
The new iOS update also allows you to control these settings in the menu.
I appreciate that music controls -- pause, play, Siri, next song etc -- are done using clicky and responsive physical buttons on the earcup. The Sony's touch interface has a big problem in winter and wet environments, due to condensation, and I had a lot of mis-presses with those.
Love the way they auto-power off when folded. I don't mind the lack of a headphone jack.
I prefer these to the Powerbeats pro, because those got earwax in them and always seemed to pop out, no matter which of the ear caps I used. The sound quality is a bit better as well. For weightlifers, you might want to check out the power beats pro, as they get in the way a bit less than on-ear headphones like this.
Lastly, the carrying case is super cheap and not at all sturdy, which is disappointing.
First, they sound great. Forget what Beats were like before Apple. These have a similar sound to Homepods and AirPod Pro’s: warm, clear but not shrill, with a little extra punch to the bass. I returned a set of Bose 700’s for these, which sounded muddy and dull in comparison (no highs, no lows, it must be Bose).
Second, they fit well. I have a medium-large head and these fit me comfortably. They are snug to be sure, but the only discomfort comes from wearing sunglasses with these, which is mild. I wear them for my 1-hour commute without issue, and even wear them in the office when I need to shut out the din.
Third, the ANC works well. These aren’t Bose-level ANC but it still easily handles the din of the city and the rumble of the bus. And I much prefer Apple’s to Bose’s approach here: a simple 3-way toggle between ANC, Transparency (which works great), and off.
Finally, the controls are great. Stealthy *physical* buttons (none of that touch surface crap) to easily control calls, music, volume, and ANC. On/off via folding to put in the case is a nice touch.
Where these lose a star:
- The controls are under one plasticky “Beats” logo panel, so track controls can be little fiddly.
- The wind noise in the earcups is a little much when walking around outside on a windy day.
- The carrying case is functional but underwhelming.
ANC is on par with Bose QC35ii. Not as good as Sony XM3, but that’s not really why you buy these headphones. These are out and about headphones — not lounging around headphones. ANC should be more than enough to drown out the gym noises.
Sound quality is on par with any other headphone in this price range. Very good, well balanced.
Top reviews from other countries
Reviewed in Canada on January 18, 2020
Pros:+ New Apple chip performance + Noise cancelation on Solo family+ noise cancelation looking to be as good as AirPods Pro + Color is rich and gorgeous+ quality overall was improved on the Solo family+ Even More friendly on Apple ecosystems like Apple TV, MacBook etc , no need to download the Beats app, long lasting battery, case very pouchy and flexible if you travel,super fast charging.
Cons: - can’t wear them for too long ; more than 2 hours as it’s compressing my ears, the case is not great looking.
A must buy !
As a uni student, I love these headphones in the common area of the library as I can study with nearly no noise from the environment
Although I cannot wear them for too long since they hurt my ears and leaves a red spot at the top of my head. Sometimes I have to switch back and forth between these headphones and AirPods.
Audio quality is not bad, crisp sounds, and great bass.
I have these in Ivory and the colour is absolutely stunning with the matte gold accents.